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Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

30 Jul 2020

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment falls over last five years

22 Sep 2019

B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment falls over last five years

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Saturday published the annual All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report.

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

28 Aug 2019

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

You are the country's HRD minister. You are invited to speak at IIT Kharagpur, one of the oldest technical institutes. And what do you do? You dig into mythology to "inspire" students.

Over past 2 years, 2,500 students drop out of IITs

02 Aug 2019

Over past 2 years, 2,500 students drop out of IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among the most coveted institutes in India.

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

16 Jul 2019

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

India's premier educational institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are facing severe faculty shortage, said HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently.

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

08 Jun 2019

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

02 Jun 2019

Smriti Irani 2.0: New HRD Minister Pokhriyal's degrees also fake?

It has been a couple of days, and the newly-appointed Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, finds himself in the center of a controversy.

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

31 May 2019

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

A day after taking oath for his second term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi allocated portfolios to the newly sworn-in members of the Union Council of Ministers.

Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate

12 Apr 2019

Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate

She was once India's HRD Minister but no one really knew how educated Smriti Irani is. Then she made a thumping proclamation that she had a degree from the prestigious Yale University.

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

26 Mar 2019

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

11 Feb 2019

MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

A year after a new Act granted unprecedented autonomy to IIMs, a committee of IIT directors have sought similar powers for the premier engineering institutes.

#ModiBirthday: 568kg ladoo unveiled on PM Modi's birthday

17 Sep 2018

#ModiBirthday: 568kg ladoo unveiled on PM Modi's birthday

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unveiled a 568kg ladoo on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th birthday today.

#WhatAWow! Politician Smriti Irani shows her 'acting chops' again

15 Sep 2018

#WhatAWow! Politician Smriti Irani shows her 'acting chops' again

Before she entered politics and championed blaming political leaders of another ideology for everything that is wrong in the nation, Smriti Irani was an actress.

IIT Delhi and Bombay to independently decide hiring, courses, fees?

16 Aug 2018

IIT Delhi and Bombay to independently decide hiring, courses, fees?

The HRD Ministry is reportedly considering freeing IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay from the IIT Council's control. The move would allow these two IITs complete autonomy in administration insofar as hiring, courses, and fees are concerned.

887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

26 Jul 2018

887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

The HRD Ministry had received 30 complaints from across the country regarding the poor quality of mid-day meals during past three years and 887 students were reported ill after having those meals during the period, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Women secure top 3 places in IIT-KGP Smart India Hackathon

23 Jun 2018

Women secure top 3 places in IIT-KGP Smart India Hackathon

Three all-women teams emerged as the winner and two runners-up at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition at the IIT Kharagpur.

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

11 Jun 2018

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

While enjoying their power for the past four years, some ministers of the Modi government have forgotten their responsibilities toward people. Their roles have been insignificant in transforming the appalling status quo, which India needs to disrupt desperately.

CBSE paper-leak: Delhi was 'Ground-Zero,' police raid coaching-centers, question stakeholders

30 Mar 2018

CBSE paper-leak: Delhi was 'Ground-Zero,' police raid coaching-centers, question stakeholders

The capital has emerged at the center of the controversial CBSE question paper leak incident, with at least 34 people being questioned by the police, all Delhiites, and schools and coaching centerscenters grilled.

Government scraps Rs. 8700 crore funding project for IITs

08 Sep 2017

Government scraps Rs. 8700 crore funding project for IITs

The finance ministry has rejected a Rs. 8,700cr scheme that was being planned for seven IITs to improve their global standing.

IIT-B hikes fees, but still does not have full autonomy

26 May 2017

IIT-B hikes fees, but still does not have full autonomy

IIT-B has increased fees, ranging from 100-300%, for several categories including hostel, gymkhana, medical expenses and exam charges.

Cabinet gives go-ahead for IIM in Jammu

14 Oct 2016

Cabinet gives go-ahead for IIM in Jammu

The Prime Minister's cabinet approved the set-up of an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu, which will be a part of the PM's package for Jammu and Kashmir.

HRD Ministry wins support from IIMs on expansion plans

22 Sep 2016

HRD Ministry wins support from IIMs on expansion plans

IIMs across India have agreed to the HRD Ministry's proposal to increase enrolment numbers from next year onwards.